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  • Pope confirms Philly trip for families conference Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:46 AM ET

    Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will make his first papal visit to the United States with a trip to Philadelphia next September for the World Meeting of Families, a conference held every three years in a different city to celebrate the importance of family. It will be the second papal visit to Philadelphia— John Paul II celebrated Mass in the city in 1979— and...

  • Review: Apple's iOS 8 provides a smarter type Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8.. If that's not slick enough, iPhone and iPad users can choose one from an outside party, similar to what Google's Android operating system has allowed for years. A few are free, while others cost 99 cents to $4.99.

  • Judge rules UPMC violated labor laws; appeal vowed Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A judge has ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center engaged in unfair labor practices, including terminating four employees for union-related activities in violation of federal labor law. Administrative Law Judge Mark Carissimi with the National Labor Relations Board ruled largely in favor of the Service Employees...

  • 3 Florida guys find a career playing video games Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. When the 26- year-old ginger-haired Schill finishes his shift, he unplugs his game controller and his roommate, 29- year-old Adam Young, sinks into the sofa and plays until 1 a.m. Then...

  • Philly to find out whether it gets a second casino Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Gamblers from southeastern Pennsylvania and across the border into New Jersey already have their pick of four nearby casinos. "There's no way this market can handle another casino," said Alan Woinski, president of Gaming USA, a New Jersey- based consulting and publishing company. Two want to build downtown, while two others propose building near the sports...

  • With energy boom, Philly becomes the new Houston Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Philadelphia is developing a new reputation as a nexus of oil and gas transportation, which bodes well for its economy.

  • Health care push comes to bars, nail salons Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    "We've had great success at laundromats," said Robin Stockton, the navigator program director for the Center for Family Services, a nonprofit based in Camden, New Jersey. The Obama administration aims to have 9.1 million paying customers enrolled in 2015. That's well below the 13 million that the Congressional Budget Office had projected.

  • Could tight market push NY to go slow on casinos? Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits plunged from Connecticut to Mississippi, and new casinos opened or were greenlighted in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. "Gaming revenues are going to Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey," said Jeffrey Hyman of the proposed...

  • Next postmaster general to inherit thorny problems Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— America's new postmaster general will face the same daunting problems as the man she will succeed: budget losses in the billions and battles with Congress over cost-cutting. The U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors on Friday named Megan Brennan, now the agency's chief operating officer, to the top post in early 2015 when Postmaster General...

  • Court papers filed to close Trump Taj Mahal casino Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    In filing a revised reorganization plan in Delaware bankruptcy court, Trump Entertainment Resorts said its board has approved a shutdown of the casino by Dec. 12. "The debtors have initiated appropriate steps to cease operations at the Taj Mahal consistent with that time frame," Trump Entertainment attorneys wrote. "I want them to know that the city of Atlantic...

  • US rig count up 3 to 1,928 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by three this week to 1,928.. Alaska, California, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one. Texas declined by four, Pennsylvania was down three and Kansas and Oklahoma dropped one apiece.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- United States Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe, who has led the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service for four years, will retire in February, paving the way for the service's first female postmaster general. Megan Brennan, a 28- year veteran who is the agency's chief operating officer, will succeed Donahoe to become the 74th postmaster...

  • Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to retire Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced his retirement Friday amid annual Postal Services losses surpassing $5 billion and ongoing battles with Congress over cost-cutting moves, including ending Saturday delivery. The board meeting came as hundreds of disgruntled Postal Service workers demonstrated outside the agency's...

  • Nov 13- Property taxes in cash-strapped Scranton, Pennsylvania, will rise 19 percent, and a local tax on everyone who works in the city will triple as the former coal and steel town struggles to recover from the financial crisis, according to budget documents released late on Wednesday. The $107.4 million budget proposal for fiscal 2015, which begins Jan. 1, is the...

  • Ice cream shop owner gets prison in kid abuse case Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A western Pennsylvania ice cream store owner has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 62- year-old David Higginbotham was sentenced Thursday by an Allegheny County judge. Higginbotham was arrested in November 2013 at his Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt...

  • Dallas Fed president sets retirement date in March Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    DALLAS— The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced Thursday that he plans to retire March 19, and the Fed says a search firm has been hired to find his replacement. Richard Fisher, 65, has led the Dallas Fed since 2005. He was required to step down by April 30 under the central bank's retirement rules but had not set a date until Thursday.

  • VA fires Pittsburgh hospital network's director Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired the director of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System a month after officials determined she committed unspecified "conduct unbecoming a senior executive" and wasteful spending. Jeff Miller, R- Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, accused the VA of dragging its feet, noting that Wolf was...

  • Target buys Pittsburgh shopping technology firm Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Target Corp. has acquired a Pittsburgh company that says its software platform brings "an Amazon-like shopping experience" to in-store customers. Powered Analytics co-founder Collin Otis and a spokesman for Minneapolis, Minnesota- based Target confirmed the deal Wednesday. Otis says the firm, founded in 2012, will remain headquartered in...

  • Comcast CEO: Full steam ahead on Time Warner deal Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast.

    Comcast is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

  • Uber gets OK for much of Pennsylvania, not Philly Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Uber X has received a rude welcome in Philadelphia, where a no-nonsense parking enforcement agency once featured in a reality TV series has taken the same hard line with the ride-sharing service, impounding at least 15 vehicles and slapping drivers with $1,000 fines. It has muscled its way into the market long-dominated by taxicabs, sparking...